The Board of Directors

Negbalee Warner is a transparency and anti-corruption expert based in Liberia. From 2007 to 2010 he was the Head of Secretariat for the Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and from 2003 to 2005 he was Executive Director at the Central Bank of Liberia.  Negbalee also led the drafting of Liberia’s National Anti-Corruption Policy and Strategy, as well as the Act establishing Liberia’s Anti-Corruption Commission.                                                     Cllr. T. Negbalee Warner

                                                               Chairperson

Cllr. T. Negbalee Warner is a transparency and anti-corruption expert based in Liberia. From 2007 to 2010 he was the Head of Secretariat for the Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and from 2003 to 2005 he was Executive Director at the Central Bank of Liberia.

Negbalee also led the drafting of Liberia’s National Anti-Corruption Policy and Strategy, as well as the Act establishing Liberia’s Anti-Corruption Commission. He is Senior Partner at the Heritage Partners & Associates Law Firm and Dean at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law.

 

Kenneth Y. Best
                                                               Mr. Kenneth Y. Best

                                                                        Member

Kenneth Yakpawolo Best is a Liberian journalist who founded the Liberian newspaper The Daily Observer and a paper of the same name in The Gambia. Mr. Best, who is affectionately called ‘KY,’ has been in the Journalism profession for more than 50 years and was called into it ever since he was in high school, by the “good Lord himself,” he has said. Despite his age of 82, he still practices the profession at the Daily Observer, which he and his “new wife” of 47 years, Mrs. Mae Gene Traub Best, established nearly 40 years ago on February 16, 1981. Over the years,  he has taught, mentored, empowered, and employed many young people, especially in Liberia, and The Gambia – where he relocated with his family in 1990 during the Liberian civil crises and founded The Gambia’s first independent daily and first modern newspaper, The Gambian Daily Observer. 

James Dorbor Jallah

                                                       Mr. James Dorbor Jallah

                                                                    Member

Mr. Jallah is the Country Representative at Carter Center in Liberia. He oversees all aspects of programs ensuring that day to day operations provide an environment for staff to work successfully and perform their duties and responsibilities. He served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) from 2014 to 2018.  During his tenure, he strengthened the PPCC to function as a strong transparency and public procurement regulatory body, in line with the Public Procurement and Concessions Act (PPCA) and best practice; managed the day-to-day administration and operation of the Commission; established the PPCC Vendors Register to increase efficiency in public procurement, increase participation of vendors, contractors, and consultants in public tenders, facilitated implementation of the Small Business Act (SBA), promoted the formalization of the informal sector of the economy, and increased tax compliance and revenue generation. He also lead the establishment of an eProcurement platform for the government; developed a detailed and comprehensive legal sanctions regime framework for non-performance of vendors, contractors, and consultants. He served as lecturer at the University of Liberia from 2008-2017.

James THompson

                                                               James A. Thompson

                                                                           Member

LOCATION

22nd Street, Sinkor
Tubman Boulevard
Monrovia, Liberia
Phone: +231 88 681 8855
Email: info@cental.org.lr
Website: www.cental.org.lr 

 

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